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ZAF plane crash lands in Kasempa district

General News ZAF plane crash lands in Kasempa district

A Zambia Air Force plane has crash landed at Mukinge Mission Hospital airstrip in Kasempa district after slipping off the runway due to wet grass.

A preliminary report indicates that the five-sitter plane, which had five crew members on board crash landed due to bad weather conditions which affected visibility.

North Western Province Commissioner of Police Joel Njase has confirmed the incident that happened around 08:50 hours to ZANIS in Solwezi today.

“Be informed that Kasempa police station has recorded a case of crash landing of Zambia Air Force plane at Mukinge mission hospital airstrip after slipping off the runway because of the wet grass with five occupants on board,” Mr Njase said.

Mr Njase said two of the five crew members who complained of general body pains are admitted to Mukinge mission hospital while the other three who include the pilot and the co-pilot escaped unhurt.

“Colonel Nyika age not known (pilot), Major Akakandelwa age not known (co-pilot), Major Mubita age not known, Major Lwendo Mubita aged 37, (Air crew) of Lusaka who is complaining of general body pains and Sergeant Mundanda Hansen aged 29 (plane technician) who sustained a cut on the right leg and he is complaining of general body pains and the two are admitted to Mukinge mission hospital,” Mr Njase explained.

He said the aircraft registration number AF 222 which was flying from Lusaka was taking 5x 210 litres drums of diesel to Mukinge adding that the plane had a shattered front window screen and a damaged front nose.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Kekekekeke these PF officers, they want to charge ZAF or what are they up to?? no security confidentiality, disclosing everything including officers marital status.
    Just say there was an accident, all survived.

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  2. There comes a first assignment for the newly formed Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB).

  3. Lesa wamaka. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. Mwanvela imwe ma upnd diasporans. You need to repent

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  4. You mean they where transporting 5 x 210 litres of diesel by aircraft? That’s 1250 litres of diesel transported by air? A small truck or just a 4×4 Land Cruiser could easily have carried those drums at much cheaper cost.

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  5. When political elites resort to travel by flying around the country to avoid road pot holes and diches as they drive to visit poor Zambians Karma falls to humble them. I said it before, when Vice president Bo Ma Inonge visited Lundazi, it was by flying, followed by president Lungu flying to Lundazi avoiding the ditches and pot holes all the way from Chipata to Lundazi through to Chama district. So places without nearby airdromes matters less to PF leadership. Keep on crashing, then will realise the importance of good roads in a nation.

  6. A Zambia Air Force plane has crash landed at Mukinge Mission Hospital airstrip in Kasempa district after slipping off the runway due to wet grass. What’s the meaning of that?
    Do you know what is to crash land?
    Then you go on to add:
    A preliminary report indicates that the five-sitter plane, which had five crew members on board crash landed due to bad weather conditions which affected visibility.
    It crash landed due to bad weather after slipping off the runway??? What say you half-baked reporters?

  7. JMK, you are wrong. You are not travelled that’s why. Transporting 5 drums of diesel to Kasempa by air from any point is cheaper and safer than your Canter.
    After all you could have stolen 50 litters from each drum and sold on your way to Kasempa.

  8. This is not the first time a ZAF plan is involved in an accident @ Mukinge Mission AIr strip. It happenmed some few years ago. The air strip is not well maintained after the white missionaries who used it left.

  9. That plane could not get off the ground becase as a five seater it was grossloy OVERLOADED
    with 1250 litres of diesel

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